Apple Granted U.S. Trademark for 'iMessage'

Apple Granted U.S. Trademark for 'iMessage'

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple's trademark application for 'iMessage', reports Patently Apple.

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Apple's iMessage certificates of registration are numbered 4,244,501 and /502 respectively covering different International Classes.

Apple's '501 Certificate was registered under class 009 which covers the following: "Computer software for the transmission of text, data, images, audio, and video by wireless communication networks and the Internet; computer software for electronic messaging and wireless digital messaging."

Apple's '522 Certificate was registered under class 038 which covers the following: "Communication services, namely, transmission of text, data, images, audio, and video by wireless communication networks and the Internet; electronic messaging and wireless digital messaging services; information, advisory and consultancy services relating to all the foregoing."
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Apple also has filed to obtain a trademark for 'Passbook', the name of their new iOS app that stores boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, and more.

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Apple Granted U.S. Trademark for 'iMessage'
seb - November 23, 2012 at 1:34pm
I don't think you guys understand the patent here. It's for the name "iMessage". No txt message.
Brendan - November 22, 2012 at 11:49pm
I'm so glad they invented messaging, I felt like the 20 years of device to device messaging was missing some sort of patent to make it real. Now I know. A bit coincidental that Apple were supposed to stop selling iMessage in September for exactly the thing they purchased the patent for: http://www.usitc.gov/press_room/news_release/2012/er0917kk3.htm
Simon - November 22, 2012 at 5:28am
Samsung is granted a patent on its new messaging technology called eyeMessage. It allows free messegas to be sent between its galaxy line of smartphones, tablets and notebook computers for free. Samsung will continue to innovate as long as apple comes out with it first and Samsung is able to copy it and call it their own.
TC - November 26, 2012 at 5:16am
Did you just say that apple came up with it first? Ever heard of Blackberry Messenger? Apple steals, buys, or steals first then buys others ideas.
Watch t samsung - November 22, 2012 at 1:53am
That's for you Samsung just in case you will copy it you never know Samsung might steal it
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